First of all thanks a lot for being there.
Second: I have read the FAQs but still have a question
Third: this is my first post so please be gentle!
So here is the deal: my Achille's heels (and my calves) are a bit short/tight (so are my Dad's). I do some stretching but it doesnt fully compensate. So it's hard for me to bend the ankle as much as some others do (my heels go up when i bend the knees).
You can see where i'm getting: it's hard for me to press on the chins while pressing on the heels...
So far I've always rented boots, and last year i dealt with the issue by placing some toe warmers under my heels (with the combined effects of keeping me warm and making my heel higher, thus giving me more control and less fatigue).
RIght now i'm thinking i should get boots. And after reading all your stuff I realize two things:
1. my shoes have always been too big (otherwise the extra 0.8cm of the toe warmer would have been too uncomfortable)
2. i should also get a foot bed
Now here is the question.
Can a footbed address my heel problem (looks to thin to do so)? If not can i stick to my 'system'? With or without footbed as well? If not what's the best solution?
(i saw that some Atomic shoes have a 16° positive ramp, but ive never tried them on so i dont know whether their shape would fit my foot).
Thanks in advance,
PS: I am 34, 6'0, 80kgs, early intermediate skier aiming at quickly becoming better (only started skiing seriously last year but totally loved it)